TWENTY THURSDAY’S ‘TILL CHRISTMAS // Making Personalized Ornaments

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This year I decided I wanted to make personalized Christmas ornaments. I thought it would be fun to make a list of words that were special to everyone in our family. Words from the year 2017 … such as people’s names, places we have visited and anything else I could think of that has a special meaning to our family. I started with a list of 35 words but by the time I finished making the ornaments the list had grown to over 50. It’s a good thing the ornaments were easy to make!

On my shopping trip to Hobby Lobby, I found Modeling Material Air-Hardening Clay,  which dries on its own in two days! I bought two packages but ended up only needing one, which made 50 ornaments.

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What You Need

  • Air hardening modeling clay
  • Cookie cutter
  • Alphabet rubber stamps
  • Wooden skewer
  • String

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On a nonstick surface, roll out the clay to the thickness of sugar cookie dough.  Cut the clay with a cookie ornament.

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Using a wooden skewer, make a hole for the hanging string. Add a word on the ornament with small rubber alphabet stamps.

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Carefully place the cut ornaments on a cookie sheet to dry. Flatten occasionally if necessary.

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Let dry for about two days. They will turn white as they dry.

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Cut decorative string and loop through the hole for hanging. I cut them 30″ long as I did not hang these on my tree.

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Aren’t these wonderful? Fingers crossed I didn’t leave out something or someone important!

6BA4BC5D-8E48-4BBF-8EE1-FA5D05A75761Originally I thought I would hang the ornaments on a tree. I mean, seriously, what else would I do with handmade ornaments? But then it occurred to me I could perhaps be more creative than that. Check my blog on Monday to see where they ended up!

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2 thoughts on “TWENTY THURSDAY’S ‘TILL CHRISTMAS // Making Personalized Ornaments

  1. Does your mind ever slow down??!! I love all of your ideas and posts! You are so creative. I think we would have been BFF’s for sure if I hadn’t moved away!

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